Curriculum and Programs
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to
change the world". Nelson Mandela
Indoor and outdoor play based experiences are an integral part of our program. Play is essential to all children’s development as moments will arise when they discover something that interests them. Staff plan a diverse range of experiences to create opportunities for both structured and spontaneous play focused on the physical, emotional/social, sensory and cognitive developmental areas of each child.Children learn through their own experiences using trial and error, repetition, imitation and identification. Staff use interactive strategies to support children’s growth and learning.
Staff use interactive strategies to support children’s growth and learning. We advocate children learning best through play – direct play, hands on experiences to discover the environment around them by exploring and playing.
Preschool and School Readiness Program
Our specialised School Readiness program is led by our qualified team of educators. We provide a specialised School Readiness program that is aimed at providing you and your child a smooth transition to school. This program will assist in the development of confidence, independence, social skills and learning ability; making the adjustment to school life a little easier. Our program promotes social, physical, emotional, linguistic and cognitive growth and focuses on language and literacy, the visual arts and crafts, music, singing and dance, stories, mathematics, science, social studies, writing and reading, games and play.
Munch and Move Program
Munch & Move is NSW Health initiative that supports the healthy development of children birth to 5 years by promoting physical activity, healthy eating and reduced small screen time (e.g. watching TV or DVDs, playing on computers and small hand-held games devices).
Our educators implement a fun, play-based approach to supporting healthy eating and physical activity habits in young children. The Munch & Move program fits within the new National Quality Framework and the Early Years Learning Framework.
It is our belief that all children are proficient learners who bringing their unique skills and knowledge to our community. Our programs are child focused and initiated inspired by children’s curiosity and imagination designed to nurture the developments and promotes growth of each child.
Programming is based on observing children on a regular basis, evaluating their needs and interests and planning future activities from these observations. We aim to develop programs to meet the children’s needs and therefore enhance individual development. Programs are evaluated on a regular basis by the Educators and Management. The developmental skills and curriculum is based on :
Social – cooperation, sharing, turn-taking and problem solving
Emotional – self awareness, self control, self discipline
Physical Fine motor – small muscle development e.g. cutting, drawing
Physical Gross motor – large muscle development e.g. running, jumping
Cognitive – thinking, listening and resolving conflict
Language – communicating and self expression